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Jeremy Strong nearly made MCU debut in the most hilarious way possible
Photo: © ANP

Jeremy Strong nearly made MCU debut in the most hilarious way possible

Jeremy Strong nearly made MCU debut in the most hilarious way possible
Photo: © ANP

Jeremy Strong has revealed how he nearly earned a part in Captain America: The First Avenger, but it was a part he is probably happy he didn't get.

Strong, a known method actor, is most famous for his role as Kendall Roy in the hugely successful HBO television series, Succession.

He combines his work in Succession alongside parts in dramas like The Big Short and The Trial of the Chicago 7, as well as regular theatre performances on Broadway.

Things could have been different for Strong, though, had he gained the part of a body double in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers is a small, thin soldier before he is injected with a serum to become the muscle-bound hero we know.

Strong very nearly played the small, thin soldier...

“They told me there was a top-secret film about Captain America, he told The Times.

"They needed someone to play Captain America’s young body, before he turns into a superhero. They said they needed a transformational actor and would use CGI to put the actual actor’s face and voice over my own.

“I was broke. I needed money. I considered it. But that’s my story of LA. It was just never going to happen for me here. It didn’t feel like what I had to offer was valued."

Strong turned down the role and went back to theatre.

Chris Evans was in the dark

Chris Evans, who actually grew up alongside Strong in Sudbury, Massachusetts, admits he had no idea that Strong almost played his body double, but adds that he is delighted his friend has finally hit the big time.

“Oh no!" he responded when informed by The Times of Strong's Captain America story.

“It just goes to show the industry is so unpredictable,” he says. “But I’m so happy things worked out, because I don’t think there was ever plan B for Jeremy.”

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